Across America, there is a clear sense that companies must manage people in innovative, flexible ways that could not have been imagined in the previous decade. Wading through this maze of new management approaches, from self-directed work teams to empowerment to total quality, often leaves companies, their management, and employees completely confused without any significant bottom-line results. Above this din of the latest management "fad," The New Partnership offers a new currency that can produce real bottom-line results in any organization. Based on timeless concepts such as trust, honesty, dignity, equality, mutual respect, teamwork, recognition, and caring, Tom Melohn (CEO, owner, and "Head Sweeper") and his partners produced remarkable results in a company called North American Tool & Die. And as a result, NATD forged a lasting "new partnership" with each coworker, customer, and supplier
The New Partnership reveals the stories, insights, candid experiences, and combined wisdom of Melohn and his partners during their twelve year odyssey. You'll see how they transformed their company through restoring fundamental values to the workplace. From "Hiring Eagles" to "Quality in the Head and the Heart" to "It All Starts with Honesty," you'll also see how to make the NATD experience a reality in your company, division, or department. Each chapter delivers insights, "plain talk," and partnership action steps that will help make the New Partnership a reality for you. In contrast, Melohn also vividly describes how most big corporations avoid dealing with these fundamental values. These stories, found in every chapter, show how the results of continued neglect are accelerating the decline of these organizations
The real lesson of The New Partnership is simple....If you reach out and genuinely care for your fellow employees, there is no limit to what you can accomplish. And you can achieve these same results in your job, at no added cost - except for your lasting commitment to your "new partners."